The St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy is one of the newest tournaments on the tour, and no expense was spared for their player party gala dinner featuring a fashion show, dance number and more.
A new event on the calendar, the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy was welcomed to the WTA family by WTA Supervisor Tony Cho, No.18 Caroline Wozniacki and WTA Board Member and tournament director Peter-Michael Reichel.
Caroline Wozniacki, who took a late wildcard into the Premier event, gave the tournament and staff a thank you speech on behalf of WTA players.
No.4 seed Ana Ivanovic is one of four Top 20 players in the draw.
The player party was held at the Four Seasons in St. Petersburg’s Saint Isaac’s Square and featured a fashion show…
… and some pretty avant-garde styles!
Ana Ivanovic stopped for a picture with general director Alexander Medvedev and tournament director Natalia Kamelzon.
As the party went on, the best of Russian hospitality – including fancy dance moves – was on full display.
Speaking of hospitality, all players at the party were given gift bags, including Caroline Wozniacki…
… as well as No.1 doubles team Martina Hingis and Sania Mirza.
Moscow’s Kremlin Cup tournament director Aleksei Selivanenko (middle) flew in for a visit, pictured here with Ivanovic, Wozniacki and Medvedev.
Belinda Bencic has all the more reason to party – this is the first time in her career she’s seeded No.1 at a WTA tournament.
Russia’s Elena Vesnina took a wildcard into the new tournament.